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This week on Initiative Radio: The Professional Do-Gooder May 12, 2009

Angela Mckenzie, host of Initiative Radio

Angela Mckenzie, host of Initiative Radio

Cathy Lanyard is a self-described, “Professional Do-Gooder.” Having grown up in a privileged New Jersey suburb, her mother’s inability to “give-back” inspired her to do just the opposite.

Cathy’s first foray into philanthropy begun when she rallied members of her community to build a playground for the local public school. Later on she became a Washington lobbyist and eventually she left that position to become a fundraiser for an organization whose goal is to encourage pluralism in Israel. 

Today, Cathy is the Executive Director of The American Friends of ALYN Hospital In Tel Aviv, Israel. This round-the-clock rehabilitation facility, serves children of ALL ethnic and religious backgrounds using innovative techniques, designed to improve the quality of their lives, regardless of the severity of their injuries and illnesses.

In this position, Cathy is able to promote her two most beloved causes – children and Israel. To listen to the show:

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